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Flying Cars? Paramount Miami Worldcenter Will Be Ready With A Skyport

Flying Cars? Paramount Miami Worldcenter Will Be Ready With A Skyport

Miami Worldcenter’s 60-story Paramount condo tower is being built to accommodate flying cars, the developer has announced.

Dan Kodsi told the WSJ that he expects air taxis will be available within 10 to 15 years, and is preparing for them by building a skyport.

At Paramount, the rooftop will have a “hidden” swimming pool fitted with a hydraulic floor. Within minutes, the pool can transform into a 3,000 square foot landing surface. An indoor area that will at first be used as an observatory will eventually become a sky lobby for the air taxis.

Uber has said that they plan to launch a VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) air taxi service by 2023. About a dozen companies are now working to develop the flying vehicles, which will use propellers to go airborne and travel at speeds up to 230 miles per hour.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

I got my Delorean ready Doc! Just a couple of tweaks to the flux capacitor.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It better generate 1.21 gigawatts!??
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mjCRUvX2D0E

Anonymous
Anonymous

Roads?? Where we’re going we don’t need roads! Set course to Miami 2030. lol .

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL – Love it! But sadly 2030 is probably too soon, my guess is 2085.

ILoveMiami
ILoveMiami

Wow…the whack jobs will no longer need airplanes as weapons of terror, they will be able to use cars. Thank God I’ll be dead by then.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah I’m glad you’ll be dead too because you’re an idiot, if you knew anything about this technology you’d know that it’s gonna be automated like most things are gonna be in 20+ years, old guard needs to die off already and let the future happen

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

You are an ass and an idiot as well. Immature and quick to judge. You sound young. If it weren’t for the old guard you wouldn’t be here. I’m sure you don’t understand that because you are young, inexperienced, arrogant, self-centered and ignorant. I forgive you. Now go change your diaper and wipe your ass.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow …. Jetsons come to mind…..

Anonymous
Anonymous

This sounds like a nightmare. Cars flying 30 stories above our heads. Who wants to look our the window of their condo and see cars flying by? Not me!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This sounds like a nightmare, horseless carriages driving pass us. Who wants to look out our carriage and have this thing scare our horse? Not me!

anonymous
anonymous

LOL!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah definitely, I can see how that would be scary.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Meanwhile, they are building thousands of parking spots in multiple garages…

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow, I didn’t realize, but look how narrow the “open-air” retail is… It’s the little gap nestled between the two massive garages.

http://miamiworldcenter.com/masterplan/

Anonymous
Anonymous

It is a shame the city allowed the developer to reduce the retail and public spaces. At the end of the day it is high rises and massive garages.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Right? And it’s supposed to be comparable to Lincoln Road? Complete urban design failure.

BDub
BDub

Rooftop is capacity constrained and fuel costs will be much higher than surface transport.
It would likely only be an elite mode.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Most will be electric powered…or hybrid.

BDub
BDub

It would still take a lot more energy to keep a vehicle in the air and propel it forward than just go forward on the ground.
And if Miami drivers are bad, think what we’re in for with Miami flyers.

aceraroja
aceraroja

Like housing in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Any updates on Skyrise

Anonymous
Anonymous

I was wondering the same a little while back. I wonder what’s going on with that project and would like TNM to find out and report it here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I hope that ugly piece of crap is dead. These clowns making decisions in Miami looked at one design and said “okay, go ahead and build it.” We have people in Miami with terrible taste.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree with the design. It’s crap imho. I still want it to get done, but with a more suitable or appealing design.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Now we can officially say developers are doing and saying whatever they can to sell units…#TheJetsons #BeepBeep

Anonymous
Anonymous

Reality is this tower is not on the water and is surrounded by parking garages.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Will the skyport Just be for flying cars or can it also be used to land flying monkeys like in the wizard of oz

Jesus
Jesus

You know it is interesting that this came out in the news considering how the Mayor does not want to invest in transit solutions. I think he has a feeling that the air taxis will resolve the problem. I think he must be talking to these companies regarding this. Still does not excuse him from not investing in mass transit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Reminds me of The Empire State Building’s blimp (dirigible) landing. I’m thinking this will be used just as much.

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/294832

Anonymous
Anonymous

Meanwhile… This is what they are building today. Massive amounts of car parking:

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Is this what a world class city should have?

Anonymous
Anonymous

YES!
Sure took long enough.
Gonna be awesome to watch VTOL personal transit pods transform transportation AND architecture in one fell swoop. Dezer will have to build a second Porsche Tower. It will have a retractable landing pad for each unit…with GPS based software that sticks the landing every time.There will of course be AIRphibious VTOL units that will accommodate waterfront condos getting into the game from that angle.Two or three skyscrapers built like this…and before you know it Miami becomes something wonderfully different.(imo)

*dons protective gear…awaits rubber chickens and rotten egg assault from other commenters*

Anonymous
Anonymous

hmm what if carr hit buildina

Magazine
Magazine

Perhaps we can start first by the brightline train not hitting ten people? Then we get to work on flying taxis.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Light blinking and down arm gates are a good sign a train is approaching.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Of course its the trains fault, those people put themselves in danger.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Bright line was not at fault in all cases it is the dumb people who think they can beat a train, climb under safety rails etc and think a train can stop an a dime . IT IS NOT THE BRIGHT LINE IT IS THE DUMB PEOPLE PEOPLE THAT ARE THE PROBLEM